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Greenhouses in the North - viable or not ?

July 18, 2012

The government of Canada has put out a request for proposals (RFP) for studying the economic sustainability of greenhouses in the North. Recent history has had mixed success.

How can a greenhouse be made to stand on its own, ie. without the need for constant government funding ?


The Inuvik community greenhouse shows that with dedicated volunteers a greenhouse project may be viable, even in the far north. Available waste heat would help, but even a seasonal passive greenhouse can operate. All it takes is tender loving care. Meanwhile it will be interesting to hear back on the federal study.